Canon Legria HF G40 Video Camera

$1,449.00

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SKU: CanVidHFG40
 

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Product Description

Compact Video Camera for Professionals and Students

The Canon Legria HF G40 is a compact body video camera designed for professionals and students alike. It features a powerful 1/2.84 type High Definition CMOS Pro Sensor, high bitrate output and first class optics to help you capture beautiful videos in a wide range of shooting situations.

Full HD Sensor with Low Noise Output

Housing a newly developed Canon Full HD CMOS sensor, the video camera has an improved signal-to-noise ratio resulting in 40% reduction over the HFG30. Users can keep recording in dark low-light settings with exceptional high-sensitivity noise-free image performance.

20x Optical Zoom Lens with High Definition Resolving Power

An impressive 20x optical zoom lens starts at a wide angle focal length (35mm equivalent) of 26.8mm and reaches an impressive 576mm reach without compromising the compact form of the camera. The high definition lenses utilise aspherical elements to achieve low chromatic aberration and super spectra coatings for reduced flare and ghosting.

Bright F1.8-2.8 Aperture through the Zoom Range

A bright aperture across the focal range of f1.8-2.8 couples with the low-noise output for impressive low-light quality footage. It’s 8-blade circular aperture achieves a softer out of focus blur or bokeh, and minimises the “starburst” effect of camcorders with non-circular apertures.

Excellent Colour Reproduction

Canon’s DIGIV DV 4 Image Processor powers the video camera providing stellar image reproduction with true-to-life colour. The significant boost this processor provides enables simultaneous format recording to MP4 and AVCHD. This is further bolstered by the dual SD card slots.

5-Axis Image Stabilisation

To ensure video remains clear even through the extensive zoom range, Canon has integrated a 5-axis SuperRange Optical Image Stabiliser and Dynamic Image Stabilisation to give continuous shake compensation. The system minimises rotational, horizontal, vertical and roll axis movement for smooth, distortion-free video. Shoot handheld footage with confidence, even while you’re walking.

Highlight and Dynamic Range Settings

The Highlight Priority mode of the video camera ensures scene highlights and tonal gradations are recorded faithfully. A wide dynamic range gamma (Wide DR) image setting is also available, which expands the DR of the camera 600% by compressing high brightness areas.

Touchscreen LCD Control

Canon’s Legria HF G 40 High Definition camcorder boasts a 3.5” OLED touchscreen which provides full-manual control of aperture, shutter speed, gain and exposure. With a switchable zoom and focus ring at the front of the lens as well as iris control, this highly usable camera equips you with all the operations you need to make and capture beautifully creative footage. 

Additional information

Specifications
Video System
Recording Formats MP4 / AVCHD
Recording Medium SDXC / SDHC / SD (2 slots) double slot recording. Relay recording
Max Recording Time Variable total, depending on memory card size¹64GB SDXC card: 24hrs 30mins 2/3 (not supplied)
Sensor
Type 1/2.84 Type Advanced HD CMOS PRO
Total Pixels 3.09MP (2208x1398)
Effective Pixels: Movie 2.91MP (2136x1362)
Effective Pixels: Still 2.07 megapixels (16:9)
Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter
Lens
Optical Zoom 20x
Digital Zoom 400x
Focal Length 3.67 - 73.4mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 26.8 - 576 (without Dynamic IS) 28.8 - 576 (with Dynamic IS)
Maximum Aperture f1.8 - f2.8
Aperture Type 8 Blade Circular Diaphragm
Minimum focusing distance 10mm
Image Stabilizer Optical Image Stabiliser, Intelligent IS
Filter diameter 58mm
Teleconverter Attachment Optional TL-H58 (not included)
Wide Attachment Accessory Optional WD-H58 (not included)
Wide Attachment Included No
Lens Cover Included cap, plus integrated cover on lens hood
Image Processor
Image Processor DIGIC DV 4
Face Detection Technology Yes
Screen
Screen size 3.5" (8.77cm), 100% view
Vari-Angle Yes
Pixels 1.23m dots equivalent
Touchscreen YES - Capacitive type Organic LED panel
Touch Tracking Yes
Touch Focus Yes
Touch Exposure Yes
Manual adjustment Colour balance, brightness standard/high
Wi-Fi Function
Wireless Bands 2.4GHz / 5GHz4
Remote Control & Streaming Yes
Movie Uploader Yes
Playback via browser Yes
Media Server Yes
Web Service Yes
GPS Support
GPS Support Yes (via accessory GP-E2, not included)
Baby Mode
Baby Mode Yes
External HDD Storage
Direct storage to external HDD No
Viewfinder
Screen Size 0.24" (0.61cm), 100% view
Pixels 1.56m dots equivalent
Minimum Illumination
Minimum Lux. 1 lux
Night Mode Low Light (0.1 lux)
Auto Gain Control Limit Adjustment Yes
Focus
Auto/Manual Yes / Yes
Control Auto: Face Detection AF Face Only AF Instant AF Medium AF TV AF Manual: Lens Ring Touchscreen LCD Focus Preset
Manual Focus Assist Peaking, Magnification
Creative Features
Slow Motion Recording 1/2 speed
Fast Motion Recording 2x, 4x, 10x, 20x, 60x, 120x, 1200x
Video Snapshot Yes, select from 2, 4, or 8 seconds
Touch Decorations No
Story Creator No
Cinema-Look Filters Yes, Cinema Standard, Vivid, Dream, Cool, Sepia, Old Movies, Memory
AE Mode
Smart Auto Yes
Program AE Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M Scenes - Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Zebra Yes
Backlight Compensation
Backlight Compensation Yes (auto or user controlled)
White Balance
Type FAWB
Auto Yes
Set/Preset Set 1, Set 2, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Colour Temperature
Auto Adjustment Range 2,800K to 8,000K
Shutter Speed
Maximum 1/2000 sec
Slow 1/6 sec
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Effects Standard, Wide DR, Highlight Priority
Custom Functions Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth
Custom Controls
Custom Control 5 buttons plus dial
Still Image
Capture Image Size 1920x1080 (not cinema mode)
Simultaneous Photo Recording Yes
Photo Button Touchscreen LED
Rec. Review/Rec. Search
Rec. Review Yes
Recording Mode
Recording Format MP4 and AVCHD
Recording Mode (AVCHD5/6) 1920x1080 50p 28Mbps1920x1080 50i/25p 24Mbps 17Mbps1440x1080 50i/25p 5Mbps
Recording Mode (MP45/6) 1920x1080 50p 35Mbps1920x1080 25p 24Mbps, 17Mbps1280x720 25p 4Mbps640x360 25p 3Mbps
Progressive Shooting Mode 50p, 25p
Slow and Fast Motion Recording Yes
Multi Directional Inverted Yes
Video Snapshot Yes (during recording)
Pre REC Yes
Colour Bars and Test Tone Off/EBU/SMPTE
Timecode Support Rec Run/Free Run
Memory Card
Secure Digital Card SD / SDHC / SDXC
Movie Recording Yes
Internal Data Transfer Yes, card A to B
Audio
Microphone Type Stereo Electret Condenser Mic
System Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch) 5.1ch surround sound (via Optional SM-V1 microphone)
Audio Scene Select Yes
Zoom Microphone Yes (customisable frequency response and directionality)
Manual Rec. Level Control Yes
Audio Adjustments Built in: Mic Wind Screen, Mic Attenuate, Mic Frequency Response, Directionality Input Jack: Mic Attenuate, Mic Low Cut.
Audio Mix Internal mic with external input
Terminal
Headphone Yes
Microphone Yes
USB Yes (Mini B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
AV Yes (output only)
Component No
HDMI Yes (HDMI Mini Connector: v1.3, output only, CEC supported)
Built-in Charger Yes
Memory Card Yes
DC In Yes
Tripod Mount Yes
Accessory Shoe
Accessory Shoe Yes (cold shoe and mini Advanced Accessory Shoe)
PC Connection Kit
Application Software Yes
USB Cable Yes
Wireless Remote Control
Wireless Remote Control Yes
Battery Pack
Type Lithium Ion
Intelligent Battery System Yes
Battery Included in the Kit BP-820
Max Recording Time (Included Battery) 3hrs
Long Life Battery BP-828
Longer Recording Time 4hrs 35mins7
Dimensions
W x H x D 115 x 84 x 231mm (with lens hood)
Weight 900g (with lens hood and battery)
Footnotes LEGRIA HF G40
What's in the box
  • Canon Legria HF G40 Full HD Camcorder (PAL)
  • BP-820 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (1780mAh)
  • CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter
  • WL-D89 Wireless Controller
  • STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
  • HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI Cable
  • IFC-300PCU/S USB Interface Cable
  • Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)
  • CR2025 Battery
Brand Canon
Lens Mount No
Sensor Size No
Cart button text No

Specifications

Video System
Recording Formats MP4 / AVCHD
Recording Medium SDXC / SDHC / SD (2 slots) double slot recording. Relay recording
Max Recording Time Variable total, depending on memory card size¹64GB SDXC card: 24hrs 30mins 2/3 (not supplied)
Sensor
Type 1/2.84 Type Advanced HD CMOS PRO
Total Pixels 3.09MP (2208x1398)
Effective Pixels: Movie 2.91MP (2136x1362)
Effective Pixels: Still 2.07 megapixels (16:9)
Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter
Lens
Optical Zoom 20x
Digital Zoom 400x
Focal Length 3.67 - 73.4mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 26.8 - 576 (without Dynamic IS) 28.8 - 576 (with Dynamic IS)
Maximum Aperture f1.8 - f2.8
Aperture Type 8 Blade Circular Diaphragm
Minimum focusing distance 10mm
Image Stabilizer Optical Image Stabiliser, Intelligent IS
Filter diameter 58mm
Teleconverter Attachment Optional TL-H58 (not included)
Wide Attachment Accessory Optional WD-H58 (not included)
Wide Attachment Included No
Lens Cover Included cap, plus integrated cover on lens hood
Image Processor
Image Processor DIGIC DV 4
Face Detection Technology Yes
Screen
Screen size 3.5" (8.77cm), 100% view
Vari-Angle Yes
Pixels 1.23m dots equivalent
Touchscreen YES - Capacitive type Organic LED panel
Touch Tracking Yes
Touch Focus Yes
Touch Exposure Yes
Manual adjustment Colour balance, brightness standard/high
Wi-Fi Function
Wireless Bands 2.4GHz / 5GHz4
Remote Control & Streaming Yes
Movie Uploader Yes
Playback via browser Yes
Media Server Yes
Web Service Yes
GPS Support
GPS Support Yes (via accessory GP-E2, not included)
Baby Mode
Baby Mode Yes
External HDD Storage
Direct storage to external HDD No
Viewfinder
Screen Size 0.24" (0.61cm), 100% view
Pixels 1.56m dots equivalent
Minimum Illumination
Minimum Lux. 1 lux
Night Mode Low Light (0.1 lux)
Auto Gain Control Limit Adjustment Yes
Focus
Auto/Manual Yes / Yes
Control Auto: Face Detection AF Face Only AF Instant AF Medium AF TV AF Manual: Lens Ring Touchscreen LCD Focus Preset
Manual Focus Assist Peaking, Magnification
Creative Features
Slow Motion Recording 1/2 speed
Fast Motion Recording 2x, 4x, 10x, 20x, 60x, 120x, 1200x
Video Snapshot Yes, select from 2, 4, or 8 seconds
Touch Decorations No
Story Creator No
Cinema-Look Filters Yes, Cinema Standard, Vivid, Dream, Cool, Sepia, Old Movies, Memory
AE Mode
Smart Auto Yes
Program AE Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M Scenes - Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Zebra Yes
Backlight Compensation
Backlight Compensation Yes (auto or user controlled)
White Balance
Type FAWB
Auto Yes
Set/Preset Set 1, Set 2, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Colour Temperature
Auto Adjustment Range 2,800K to 8,000K
Shutter Speed
Maximum 1/2000 sec
Slow 1/6 sec
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Effects Standard, Wide DR, Highlight Priority
Custom Functions Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth
Custom Controls
Custom Control 5 buttons plus dial
Still Image
Capture Image Size 1920x1080 (not cinema mode)
Simultaneous Photo Recording Yes
Photo Button Touchscreen LED
Rec. Review/Rec. Search
Rec. Review Yes
Recording Mode
Recording Format MP4 and AVCHD
Recording Mode (AVCHD5/6) 1920x1080 50p 28Mbps1920x1080 50i/25p 24Mbps 17Mbps1440x1080 50i/25p 5Mbps
Recording Mode (MP45/6) 1920x1080 50p 35Mbps1920x1080 25p 24Mbps, 17Mbps1280x720 25p 4Mbps640x360 25p 3Mbps
Progressive Shooting Mode 50p, 25p
Slow and Fast Motion Recording Yes
Multi Directional Inverted Yes
Video Snapshot Yes (during recording)
Pre REC Yes
Colour Bars and Test Tone Off/EBU/SMPTE
Timecode Support Rec Run/Free Run
Memory Card
Secure Digital Card SD / SDHC / SDXC
Movie Recording Yes
Internal Data Transfer Yes, card A to B
Audio
Microphone Type Stereo Electret Condenser Mic
System Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch) 5.1ch surround sound (via Optional SM-V1 microphone)
Audio Scene Select Yes
Zoom Microphone Yes (customisable frequency response and directionality)
Manual Rec. Level Control Yes
Audio Adjustments Built in: Mic Wind Screen, Mic Attenuate, Mic Frequency Response, Directionality Input Jack: Mic Attenuate, Mic Low Cut.
Audio Mix Internal mic with external input
Terminal
Headphone Yes
Microphone Yes
USB Yes (Mini B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
AV Yes (output only)
Component No
HDMI Yes (HDMI Mini Connector: v1.3, output only, CEC supported)
Built-in Charger Yes
Memory Card Yes
DC In Yes
Tripod Mount Yes
Accessory Shoe
Accessory Shoe Yes (cold shoe and mini Advanced Accessory Shoe)
PC Connection Kit
Application Software Yes
USB Cable Yes
Wireless Remote Control
Wireless Remote Control Yes
Battery Pack
Type Lithium Ion
Intelligent Battery System Yes
Battery Included in the Kit BP-820
Max Recording Time (Included Battery) 3hrs
Long Life Battery BP-828
Longer Recording Time 4hrs 35mins7
Dimensions
W x H x D 115 x 84 x 231mm (with lens hood)
Weight 900g (with lens hood and battery)
Footnotes LEGRIA HF G40

What's in the box

  • Canon Legria HF G40 Full HD Camcorder (PAL)
  • BP-820 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (1780mAh)
  • CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter
  • WL-D89 Wireless Controller
  • STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
  • HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI Cable
  • IFC-300PCU/S USB Interface Cable
  • Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)
  • CR2025 Battery

Warranty

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

24 month Austalian warranty

from Canon Australia

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